Saturday, February 2, 2013

Cooking with 
gaumenperlen No3:
Red lentil
 coconut soup with
gaumenperlen peach chutney



Spring seams not to come up that easy this year. The "symphony in grey" how my friends call the current wheather is interuppted by glimpses of sunlight very rarely. Therefore soups are still "en vogue".

I´ll have a few guests in my kitchen later on today and I will cook a red lentil coconut soup as starter - refined with the hot gaumneperlen peach chutney.

The ingredients for 4 bowls

300 gramms of red lentils
bunch of spring onions
a can of coconut milk
one red hot chili pepper
30 grammes of fresh raped ginger
1 litre of vegetable broth;
best however is fresh and self made:-)
1 clove of garlic
1 apple, pealed and cut into small slices (boskop, cox orange)
3 spoons of sesame oil
sea salt
black pepper
2 tea spoons of mild sweet curry
2 soup spoons of gaumenperlen peach chutney
2 tea spoons of fresh pressed lime juice
fresh chopped coriander

For the vegetable broth
a bunch of greens for soups
1 clove of garlic
1 onion sliced into half
one leave of laurel
4 pealrs of pimento
1 red hot chili
sea salt
crushed black pepper


How to cook it

The broth
First fo all cook a fine vegetable broth. Put all the organic ingredients in a pot with approximately 1,25 liter of water and cook it for 45 minutes very slowly. Then pour the broth through a sieve. Broth is ready:-)

The Soup itsself
Roast the garlic, the chopped spring onions, the sliced apple, the ginger, the chili, salt, pepper, curry in a big pot with sesame oil. First turn the high heat on round about 7 minutes, then add 1/4 liter of the vegetable broth and turn it down to very low heat - lid on - for about 10 minutes.
Add the washed lentils and the rest of the broth and let it steam for another 20 minutes until the lentils are very smooth. Taste it and add salt and pepper as you like. Take out the red hot chili before you purée it with a mixer. Add the coconut milk and the lime juice and serve it with chopped koriander and a drop of gaumenperlen peach chutney. If you like you could offer a bit of roasted garlic bread besides. Enjoy your soup!




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